Ethiopia Health Minister, Lia Tadesse, announced that the supply of 131 million face masks is needed in healthcare facilities across the country in the next four months.
However, the country’s industrial parks have suggested some weeks back that it was diversifying the production of masks. Wearing of masks is compulsory in the capital and other parts of the country.
The country has so far confirmed 1,344 cases after recording 87 new coronavirus cases. The death toll is up to 14 from 12. Over 160,000 tests have been conducted while active cases crossed the 1,000 mark, standing at 1,097.
A group of youths in Cameroon under the name; Local Youth Corner, are making hand sanitizers and giving them out for free as their way of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
They stated that their hand sanitizers are made to World Health Organization (WHO) standards. The sanitizers are being distributed mostly in Yaoundé, the capital.
The group’s co-ordinator, Achaleke Christian, explained that their- one person, one hand sanitizer campaign was motivated by the increase in prices and the poor quality of hand sanitizers on the market.
“Our target is to give 5,000 sanitizers and we just started with 1,000,” he stated.